Re: Keyboard/mouse problems with Ubuntu
I had problems in the past with an older IBM laptop I had. I had to install a different touchpad driver from the default - can't remember if it was Alps or what is was. I seem to remember this helping the keyboard as well. Since it works in Windows, and it works in Linux in a VM in Windows, it would indicate that Windows has the drivers for accessing the device(s) correctly. Remember that a VM uses virtualize devices while the host is still using native drivers. For your VM, look in the VM settings and see if it lists a mouse and/or touchpad and what type it thinks it is.
Apparently my cat actually likes tie-on Christmas reindeer antlers.